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The Australian Government will announce Australia’s post-2020 emissions reduction target in mid-2015. This paper presents the factors that will be considered when deciding the target, and invites submissions from the public.
Climate change is a global problem that requires a global...
The Government released the Green Paper on Developing Northern Australia and announced the membership of the Northern Australia Advisory (42) Group on 10 June 2014.
The Green Paper builds on the Government’s pre-election commitment The Coalition’s 2030 Vision for Developing Northern Australia. It sets...
The policy explains how the Australian government will respond to the climate change challenge by: reducing domestic emissions; developing key low emissions technologies and improving energy efficiency; supporting climate science and adapting to the impacts of unavoidable climate change; and pursuing international responses to climate...
This report outlines the state of play in international cooperation on climate change and the possible development of emissions trading at the global level. Against this background, the report outlines a proposed Australian domestic emissions trading scheme, together with a set of complementary policies and...
This discussion paper seeks the views of the public and industry sectors on the role of the private sector in the supply of water and wastewater services in Australia.
The Taskforce on Biofuels was appointed by the Prime Minister in May to examine the latest scientific evidence on the impacts of ethanol and other biofuel use on human health, environmental outcomes and automotive operations. The taskforce also took into account the most recent economic...
The National Drought Map is a new online tool that brings together population data and information on drought conditions in Australia.
This paper introduces a review examining the operation, costs and benefits of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme including the economic, environmental and social impacts, and invites the public to make submissions.
On 17 February 2014, the review of the Renewable...